Patent office proceedings
Ravi is known for his practical and commercial approach to patent work. He handles cases in both organic and inorganic chemistry, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field where he advises start-up companies as well as medium-sized and large pharmaceutical companies.
In the pharmaceutical field, Ravi has acted in many high-profile conflicts, on drugs including doxorubicin, epirubicin, docetaxel, aclidinium, ebastine, plerixfor, betrixaben, aztreonam, heparin, risperidone, actikerall, upadacitinib, vilanterol, umeclidinium bromide, dolutegravir and sofosbuvir. He has an impressive track record in defending patent estates protecting innovative pharmaceutical products. He is equally at home advising on freedom to operate and due diligence matters and drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) and elsewhere. Many of Ravi’s clients have broad filing programmes, and Ravi routinely takes responsibility for filing pharmaceutical applications in over 40 countries.
Outside the pharmaceutical field, Ravi assists clients in the cleantech sector. He works closely with businesses seeking to improve fuel and lubricant technologies and companies developing renewable energy sources. Much of this work involves filing and defending oppositions at the European Patent Office, an area where Ravi has extensive experience.
In addition to his experience at the European Patent Office, Ravi is a qualified litigator and holds the Higher Courts Litigation Certificate. This enables him to conduct IP litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Ravi is an overseas citizen of India and a frequent visitor to the country. He has specialist expertise in prosecuting Indian patent applications and experience of speaking at an opposition hearing at the Indian Patent Office.
Year Joined Firm: 1994
Education/Alumni: University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry)
Last updated 5th February 2021